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Oct 4, 2012 2:30am PDT
this is "way too early." it offered romney a chance to refocus in front of a huge audience. romney challenged the president's economic leadership in a civil debate heavy on substance. president obama appeared more subdued, offering extensive policy details holding back attacks he used on romney on the campaign trail. the president left out the frequent attack about mr. romney's 47% comments. a cnn opinion research poll taken after the debate shows 67% of registered voters believe mitt romney had a better night. 25% said president obama. a cbs poll says 46% of uncommitted voters said romney had the stronger performance. 22% said it was the president. the headline in this mornings usa today, romney seizes offense on obama's record. romney takes fight to obama. after a handshake in the middle of the stage and talk of the president's 20th wedding anniversary, they got down to business with details on taxes and debt and what is best for this country's middle class. >> this is where there's a difference because governor romney's plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the bush tax
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 2:30am PDT
. >>> plus, stephen colbert celebrates mitt romney's debate performance with a dance party. we'll have that clip a little later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin on the trail. another day of campaigning today in the three battleground states. this morning, both candidates begin the day with stops in virginia. from there it'sn n tn t on to the president while mitt romney heads to florida. this morning's jobs report will set the tone. we'll have them live for you on "morning joe." it's the second to last jobs report before the november election. economists expecting about 113,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate to hover around the current 8.1%. after wednesday night's debate, which drew more than 70 million viewers, large crowds awaited both candidates on the trail. president obama greeted by 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, came out ready to fight back and showed the fire he was lacking in denver. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have
MSNBC
Oct 23, 2012 5:30am EDT
after a debate here that saw president obama on offense attacking mitt romney's view of the world as romney played it safe, agreeing with many of the president's positions all night. good morning, i'm willie geist. this is another special edition of rockerfeller. we are set up again at rack's downtown eatery in boca raton. last night the american public got its last side by side-view of the candidates before election day, two weeks from today. polls showing this race as tight as it can be. the president and governor romney sought to leave an impression on the tens of millions of americans watching at home before they head to the voting booths. let's go through what we saw in that debate hall last night at lynn university. the foreign policy issue many predicted would dominate the high, the attack in bengahzi essentially swept under the rug. out of the gate, the candidates focusing on a wide range of issues from iran to afghanistan and for a while even the auto bailout. less than five minutes into the debate, romney mentioned the death of osama bin laden. president obama came out a
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:30am PDT
research center survey showing mitt romney leading president obama 49-45 in a national head-to-head matchup. that's among likely voters, people who are most committed to participating in the november 6 election. but gallup has a different result in the daily tracking report. according to the seven-day rolling average, the president leads mitt romney 50 to 45. that is among registered voters. good news for the romney campaign in the state of michigan meanwhile. president obama was leading by ten points last month. according to the detroit free press, after the debate, same poll has the president's lead down to three points. that is within the margin of error. perhaps the biggest gain for the romney campaign comes from that pugh survey which shows republican candidate making huge gains with women voters. he's now tied with the president according to pugh. 47-47. just a month ago, the president had an 18-point lead in this poll among women voters. today mr. romney rallies voters in iowa a day after delivering what his campaign called a major foreign policy address. speaking to an audience of c
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 2:30am PDT
at msnbc.com. you can tweet me at at willie geist. or do what tag romney does and text awake followed by your response to 622639. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this wednesday, october the 10th, a lot going on including protests in the streets of athens, greece to welcome german chancellor angela merkel. we'll tell you what's going on romney. trust me on this one. but first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. and we begin with the fight for the battleground states. less than four weeks now until election day. in ohio, 18 electoral votes are up for grabs, the state that could well determine the president. a new cnn poll conducted after the debate of last week shows the president leading by four points. mitt romney has gained four points there in just over a week. in new hampshire meanwhile, a new poll shows in the last nine days, romney has whittled the president's 15 point lead down to six points. and a new real clear politics average of all the national polls has romney edging ahead of president obama for the first time this year. south of cleveland last night,
MSNBC
Oct 16, 2012 2:30am PDT
today"/gallup poll shows growing momentum for mitt romney in 12 key battleground states. the ones on your screen include ohio, florida and virginia. the poll has mitt romney pulling ahead of the president by four points among likely voters. perhaps the bigger takeaway is how the candidates rank among likely women voters in the same battle ground states. it shows mitt romney pulling almost even with the president, trailing by one point, well within that margin of error. unlike two weeks ago when the president went sight seeing at the hoover dam the day before his debate in denver, yesterday mr. obama made no public aernest pas, staying behind closed doors at debate camp in williamsburg, virginia. with mitt romney also lowing lay during debate prep in boston, the wives of the candidates reached out to voters on the eve of debate. ann romney in pennsylvania, the first lady of the united states spoke to supporters in ohio. >> i know no debate is ever the same. it will be fun to watch be maybe more fun for you than for me. but one thing i know for sure, mitt's prepared. mitt's confiden
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 5:30am EDT
were free to roam the ring in a presidential debate that had president obama and mitt romney all but nose to nose on a couple of arguments. good morning, this is way too early, the 90 minute town hall forum last night featured yeses from a select group of undecided voters. shedding the sleepy image, the president came out sharp and energized. mr. romney, too, was aggressive often pushing his way past time limits to finish a point or answer a previous question. at times the two men stood just a few feet apart, on which refusing to allow each other the final word. they hit on topics ranging from jobs and health care to immigration and foreign policy, but it was an early question about energy that set the tone for the night. >> in the last four year, you cut permits and licenses in half. >> not true. >> so how much did you cut them by? >> by how much can you cut them by then? >> we've actually produced more oil -- >> no, how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and waters? >> here's what we can did. there were a whole bunch of oil companies -- >> i had a question an
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 2:30am PDT
in terms of how he pays for that. now, governor romney was a very successful investor. if somebody came to you, governor, with a plan that said i want to spend $7 trillion or $8 trillion and we'll pay for it but we can't tell you you you until maybe after the election how we're going to do it, you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal. and neither should you, the american people, because the math doesn't add up. >> if somehow the numbers don't add up, would you be willing to look again at 20% -- >> of course they add up. i was someone who ran businesses for 25 years and balanced the budget. i ran the olympics and balanced the budget. i ran the state of massachusetts as a governor to the extent any governor does and balanced the budget all four years. when we're talking about math that doesn't add up, how about $4 trillion of deficits over the last four year, $5 trillion. that's math that doesn't add up. we have a president talking about someone's plan in a way that's completely foreign to what my real plan is. >> the most tense moment of the debate came during a question about the dea
MSNBC
Oct 24, 2012 2:30am PDT
stewart gets his crack at monday night's boca debate. it looks to him like romney is leading obama. that clip, later in the show. >>> let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock here in new york city. we begin with the final sprint to election day. the keanes' travel plans tell you everything you need to know about where this race will be had. our nbc political team puts the remaining number of tossup states now at seven with a total of 89 electoral votes up for grabs. today alone, the white house connecticco contenders will hit four of the states from davenport to reno, nevada. the latest "washington post"/abc news poll, this race is statistically tied. mitt romney looking to claim the momentum yesterday with just 13 days to go. >> these debates have super charged our campaign. there's no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support. i had to look at the president's campaign as well through the eyes of those debates. and well, you know, he's been reduced to try to defend characters on "sesame street" and word games of various kinds an
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 2:30am PDT
on the campaign trail with 29 days until the elections. today mitt romney is set to deliver a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute aiming to put pressure on president obama by portraying him as a weak and ineffective figure on the world stage. the 30-minute speech entitled the mantle of leadership will focus on a vision of peace through strength as in the tradition of harry truman and ronald regan. in prepared remarks released to the media the republican candidate is expected to address missteps in libya and talking about the deadly attack on bengha benghazi. he will say as president he would partner with other nations to help arm the rebels who are fighting assad's government. >>> on our relationship with egypt, romney will make the argument that u.s. aid should be tied to the egyptians upholding their peace treaty with israel. with growing tension over iran's nuclear program, mitt romney says he will not hesitate to put forces in the eastern mediterranean and the gulf region. the obama campaign is downplaying the speech describing romney over the weekend as, quote, an
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:30am PDT
, romney closed the gap as well. he's statistically tied with the president there. last month, romney trailed the president in that state by five points. a tight race all the way around. new national polls show the race tightening with 34 days to go. head-to-head matchup here. this is nationally. president obama leading 49% to 46% among likely voters. again, within the margin of error and closer than it was two weeks ago. on the direction of the country, 40% say we're heading in the right direction. 53% say things are on the wrong track. 40% is the highest mark for this question in 3 1/2 years. there's also growing optimism about the economy. 57% say it's improving. that's the highest number this poll has recorded on this question. one thing not going the president's way here, his handling of the situations in egypt and libya. more people disapprove than approve on that question. as for mr. romney, it appears he's still paying for the comments about the 47%, 51% of respondents to this nbc poll say recent impressions made by the republican candidate make him less favorable. they view h
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 2:30am PDT
seeing the impact of the final debate. and look what's happening in virginia. a new fox poll shows romney leading by two points. last month this same poll had barack obama up seven points. this is where it gets interesting. in the national poll, they have romney up. and "the washington post" of likely voters have mitt romney taking a three-point lead. 50% to 47%. on monday the president was leading 49% to 48%. and on the economy, mitt romney now is holding a sizable nine-point lead. >> 160 miles separated the two candidates last night holding dualing rallies in the state of ohio. in the town of defiance, romney was welcomed to a packed football field full of 12,000 supporters. >> that's not all. you know who was there. the meat. >> i parentally he picked up an endorsement from meat loaf. >> that's huge. >> romney hit on a familiar theme. he's turned around from obama's 2008 campaign promising big change. >> this is a time when america faces big challenges. we have a big election. and we want a president who will actually bring big changes and i will and he won't. >> given the big challeng
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 2:30am PDT
already cast their ballots, obama leading romney by 60% to 30%, according to "time" magazine's poll. those who have yet to decide, though, 45%-45% in this same poll. today mitt romney's scheduled to make no fewer than three stops in ohio. last night in iowa, another battleground states, 2300 supporters packed an airplane han hangar as he claimed his campaign had all the momentum. >> the obama campaign is slipping because it can't find an agenda to help the american family but our campaign is growing in a movement across this country saying we're going to get america back, america strong and provide for our families. i'm optimistic. we are going to win, by the way. >> this moirng's "new york times" points out team romney knows new enthusiasm isn't opening paths for more electoral votes. while ohio is the most efficient way to win the white house, his campaign keeping a close eye on pennsylvania's electoral votes as a last-ditch option, according to the "new york times." >>> president obama currently on a red eye flight to tampa after a rally there this morning he'll head to richmond, virgin
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 2:30am PDT
with women voters speaking at cornell college near cedar rapids. he took mitt romney to task for saying he received "whole binders full of women" to help fill his cabinet when he was governor of massachusetts. >> i've got to tell you we don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talent driven young women ready to learn and teach in these fields right now. and when young women graduate they should get equal pay for equal work. that should be a simple question to answer. when governor romney was asked about it, his campaign said, we'll get back to you. that shouldn't be a complicated question. equal pay for equal work. i want my daughters paid just like somebody else's sons are paid for the same job. that's straightforward. >> vice president joe biden out on the trail appealing to female voters suggesting in colorado that mitt romney's positions are straight from the past. >> talk about being out of touch, it's not just the swiss bank accounts in the cayman islands, it's more than that. that, i understand him doing. i can't understand someone running for president doing but
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
going on today including paul ryan tight-lipped on the specifics of the romney plan to cut taxes but not blow up the deficit. >>> and no animals were harmed in the making of this video. skater dude meet deer. that clip later in the show. first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> we begin with stories from overseas where foreign policy is coming out as the central topic in the election with much of the recent focus on the attack on bengahzi, libya. romney advisers are split on how broadly they should hit the president over his handling of the attack and why it took so long to acknowledge it was an act of terrorism. some romney advisers to keep the focus on the economy, some are saying romney should have a major foreign policy speech days after the debate. over the weekend, the white house was on the defensive after the friday's announcement that the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi was deliberate and organized. peter king of new york called on susan rice to resign as u.s. ambassador to the united nations after she initially claimed the at
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 2:30am PDT
. romney has edged ahead of the president 48-47. that's a three point reversal from a week ago. again though, within the margin of error. they are tied in virginia as well. >>> another battleground poll out today points to a very tight race. according to "new york times"/cbs news poll, mitt romney leads the president by one point in colorado. tight across the country. last month the president up one point in that state n virginia, president obama's lead from last month grew slightly. in wisconsin, the candidates also within the margin of error after the president lost the point from last month and mitt romney gained two. again this is all within the margin of error. a day after mitt romney, meanwhile, told the des moines register he would not pursue any abortion related legislation as president, mr. romney looked to clarify that position while campaigning in ohio. there he told reporters he would take action from the white house to reduce the number of abortions in the country. >> i think i said time and again i'm a pro-life candidate. i'll be a pro-life president. the actions i'll ta
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2012 2:30am PDT
. the smallest lead he's had with women all year in this nbc poll. among men, mitt romney holds a ten point advantage. when asked which candidate is better prepared to create jobs and improve the economy, the mitt romney has an edge. when asked what the nation's economy will look like over the next 12 months, only 9% believe it will get worse. that's the lowest number that's been reported in decades. when it comes to the direction of the country, 41 percent perfection say we're on the right track. that's the highest number the poll has recorded in three years. >>> tonight's debate is moderated by bob schieffer. they see this as the last chance to move the needle in any significant way in the swing states. there is genuine concern within the campaign that swing voters with whom romney needs to connect have little interest in foreign affairs. nevertheless, iran will certainly be a big topic. "the new york times" over the weekend reported that the united states and tehran have agreed in principle to engage in one on one negotiations over iran's programs. they cite anonymous sources within the
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 2:30am PDT
's eight days until the presidential election. president obama and mitt romney being forced to change plans as the storm approaches. more on that in just a moment. first, lets ae go right to bill karins for the very latest on this hurricane. bill . >>> good morning to you, willie. new update from the national hurricane center. there was zero good news spread by them. the storm has increased in intensity a little bit. now we're looking at possibly 80 to 90 mile per hour landfall. maybe the storm surge could be a little bit worse. this is not what anyone wanted to hear. the winds are now the up to 85 miles per hour. that's a healthy hurricane. for this time of year it's ridiculous. you don't get these this far north this time of year. it's moving to the north at 15. now only about 350 to 400 miles away from new york city. here's the new forecast path. they shifted it just a little bit south. it was up here in central jersey and now they lowered it a little bit towards wildwood. that's a better forecast for a few spots including philadelphia. it's one of those rare events where the winds will
MSNBC
Oct 19, 2012 2:30am PDT
.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we'll start with 48 hours after president obama and mitt romney sparred in a combative, intense debate on tuesday night, the two candidates found themselves face-to-face in a much different setting last night in new york city at the al smith catholic charity dinner. it's an event held about two blocks away. that's become a tradition for presidents to stop at. it gives them a chance to loosen up and have a few laughs before they become president as candidates. romney spoke first, poking fun at himself before telling a few jokes at the president's xprens. >> a campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes. blue jeans in the morning perhaps, suit for lunch fund-raiser, sport coat for dinner but it's nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. the al smith dinner surely lives up to its billing. usually when i get invited to gatherings like this it's just to be the designated driver. of course we're down to the final months of the president's term. as presidents -- [ applause ] as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 2:30am PDT
, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more tax than governor romney pays on his federal income tax. i have had it up to here, this 47%. it's time to take responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover nor quis not to ask the wealthiest among us to bring back to middle class, sign a pledge saying we are going to level the playing field. >> romney is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in this country. with respect to that quote, i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> vice president biden and congressman ryan trading bars over government spending and the administration stimulus plan during the financial crisis. >> they passed the similar lus. we could boarry $831 billion, spend it on special interest groups and it would work out fine. unemployment was above 8% for 43 months. if we passed the stimulus, it would grow to 4%. it's 1.3. >> i love my friend here. i'm not allowed to show letters but go on our website. he sent two letters saying by the way, can you
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2012 2:30am PDT
, shows mitt romney up 50% to 48, a statistical tie. personal popularity has long been one of the president's strengths. the same poll shows romney scoring higher marks. the two men now essentially tied on that question of likability. >>> a new poll of likely voters from the "washington post" and abc news puts the race within the margin of error with president obama at 49%, and mitt romney at 46%. today the pressure is on the president to rebound in tomorrow night's contest at new york's hofstra university on long island. hoping to slow the momentum of mitt romney. the "wall street journal" says some obama aides think obama is rusty with the format from going nine months without a town hall style debate. >>> with absentee or early in-person voting underway in 43 states in this country, both campaigns out with new ads. team romney says the economy is no laughing matter. pointing back to the vice presidential debate of last week. >> we can't keep spending and borrowing like this we can't keep spending money we don't have. they come in and inherit a tough situation? absolutely
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 2:30am PDT
by the romney campaign claiming that automaker jeep is planning to send american jobs to china. that's a claim that chrysler has plainly said is untrue. >> this morning before he left florida and went back to washington, he said, you know, of all the things governor romney has said, that probably hurts my feelings the most. he said you know, i never had any money when i was a kid. and the first new car i ever owned i was 30 years old and it was a jeep. i would never move jeep to china. now it turns out that jeep is reopening in china because they made so much money here they can afford to do it and they are going on with their plans here. they put out a statement today saying it was the biggest load of bull in the world that they would ever consider shutting down their american operations. they are roaring in america thanks to people like the people of ohio. >> he's running an ad in this state saying that, saying that president obama made the companies go bankrupt is now -- gave the industry the italian who's are selling it to the chinese. whoa. whoa. as we say in my faith, bless me father for
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
in ohio, one day ahead of the first presidential debate in denver. that's where mitt romney was last night where he made his last scheduled public appearance before tomorrow night's face-off. the republican candidate received the endorsement of a local legend, hall of fame quarterback john elway. he introduced romney to a crowd of 5,000 supporters. >> i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney! >> last night romney who spent long hours preparing for tomorrow's debate said the stakes are greater than simply crowning a winner of the debate. >> people want to know who's going to win? who's going to score the punches and who's going to make the biggest difference and the arguments they make, and there's going to be all the scoring of winning and losing. you know, in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> the president
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 2:30am PDT
fr two weeks ago. if in florida, a statistical tie. similar story in virginia. mitt romney is within two points. the ohio is ahead in both ohio and virginia in early voting. today mitt romney making multiple stops in the state of florida. yesterday he took a break from campaigning, turning a dayton, ohio rally into a relief event for storm victims on the east coast. >> i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people who are in need. and your generosity this morning touches my heart. we won't be able to solve all the problems with our effort this morning, though a lot of people will still be looking for goods even though we've gathered these things as you know, but i know that one of the things i've learned in life is that you make the difference you can and you can't always solve all the problems yourself, but you can make the difference in the life of one or two people. >> president obama focused on hurricane sandy and the damage it left, former president bill clinton picking up the slack taking on some extra campaign events on beha
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